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Working Life (High and Low) - New York Times: Business


Business  (tags: labor, labor rights, People Before Profits, corporate capitalism, unethical )

Larry
- 2320 days ago - nytimes.com
Stricken with cancer, Jean Capobianco asked for a leave of absence. FedEx terminated her. // Roadway Package Systems insisted that Jean and the other drivers were independent contractors, not employees. The I.R.S., New York and many other states are inves



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Larry Sheehy (39)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 9:20 pm
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This article is adapted from "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker," by Steven Greenhouse, a reporter for The New York Times. The book, published by Knopf last week, examines difficulties faced by workers at companies like Fed Ex and Wal-Mart, and points to Patagonia and Costco as models for corporate America.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 20, 2008, 11:30 pm

Noted and passed along. Thanks for posting, Larry. When corporations aren't outsourcing our jobs, they're cutting our pay, benefits, and everything else they can cut -- our throats if they can get away with it.
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Monday April 21, 2008, 12:16 am
My heart goes out to this poor woman - it is bad enough to have cancer and try to deal with it an keep sane without your partner putting you down and leaving. As for her workplace - well that would never happen here in NZ. Workers have their ups and downs but bottom line in this poor woman's case - the time would have been a given because well damn - I can't be bothered explaining - suffice to say "just because" it should be obvious - how absolutely heartless. Peace. Thanx Larry.
 

Tere M. (76)
Monday April 21, 2008, 12:58 am
Thank you Larry! Capitalism is seen by CEOs as squeezing as much as possible. How much is enough?
 
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